Sunday, January 20, 2013

2012 Day Twelve

Beth continued her tradition of earrings, with this lovely pair!
Thank you Beth!

2012 Day Eleven

Tasha made us braided scarves out of snuggly knit jersey!
Thanks Tasha!

2012 Day Ten

Holly wowed us with a hand painted wooden necklace; thanks Holly!

2012 Day Nine

Charisa embroidered good luck charms for us all!  
Framed in pink and embroidered in green...I feel lucky already.

Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 day Eight

Theresa made this lace imprinted dish.  Thanks Theresa!

2012 Day Seven

Mary made this beautiful linen pouch with screen printed detail.  Inside were these fun elastic hair ties.  Thanks Mary!

2012 day Six

Day six is a sweetly designed camera strap from Kelli!  
The yellow ruffles and grey chevrons are just perfect.

2012 Day Five

Coming inbound from Belgium. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Day Four

Kristi sent along this lovely soap dish and ceramic ornament.  Thanks Kristi!

2012 Day Three

Juli Ann sent us this coffee cozy...perfect gift for the Sunday coffee run.  Thanks Juli Ann

Saturday, December 15, 2012

2012 Day Two

Hoo Hoo Day Two.  This cute owl ornament flew all the way in from Iowa...Thanks Jessica.

2012 Day One

Ready to start the countdown. 

I love the numbers, not sure I want to cover them up.  Thanks Paige for the adorable Santa Calendar.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 Twelve Days

2012 already! 
For six years we've been celebrating the season with handmade gifts, and we can now proudly tell stories to our kids and friends about how we participated in 12 Days when there was no such thing as Pinterest; gasp!
The group is always shifting and changing as friends get busy or start up new swaps, but the good will and fun always remain core to this great exchange.

As always, we are excited to document and share our gifts with you and hopefully a little inspiration too!

How about some snowflakes for your tree?
Photo and tutoral from

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Day Twelve

Beth made us all a pair of elegant wintry earrings perfect for a party or everyday!
What a wonderful way to end this years Midwest 12 Days; thanks Beth!

Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Day Eleven

Brooke mixed up a blend of spices and herbs to make Herbs de Provence. Can't wait to use this. She made the label and jarred each mix. Thanks Brooke.

2011 Day Ten

Holly made this monthly calender with chalkboard paint and a clip board. Each day of the month is printed in a different font and the month can be chalked in below. Thanks Holly.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Day Nine

Dawn made this fun bracelet. I have been wanting to try this project. I wore it today. Kids loved it. Thanks Dawn.

2011 Day Eight

Theresa made this ornament from vintage book pages and crystals. I love it. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Day Seven

I sewed up these cute little organizer wallets for day seven.
Hopefully it helps us keep all those to-so lists a little more organized!

Tutorial found here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 Day Six

On the sixth day of Christmas my girlfriend gave to me....
two super cute embellished dishtowels!
Kelli sewed these up for us and I know all of our holiday baking is going to be that much sweeter using these!